Goodman Park median real estate price is $63,867, which is less expensive than 96.1% of Indiana neighborhoods and 97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Goodman Park is currently $1,253, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 70.4% of Indiana neighborhoods.
Goodman Park is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in East Chicago, Indiana.
Goodman Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Goodman Park neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Goodman Park. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 43.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
There are more people living in the Goodman Park neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (33.3%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.
Astoundingly, the Goodman Park neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular East Chicago neighborhood.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.5% of the adult residents in the Goodman Park neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Goodman Park (36.9%) than in 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 43.3% of the residential real estate vacant, the Goodman Park neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Goodman Park neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 29.4% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Did you know that the Goodman Park neighborhood has more Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Goodman Park neighborhood in East Chicago are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 89.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 18.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the Goodman Park neighborhood, 66.7% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 14.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (10.3%), and 8.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Goodman Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 61.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (38.6%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Goodman Park neighborhood in East Chicago, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (47.1%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (10.7%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (1.6%). In addition, 28.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Goodman Park neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.7% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (39.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (36.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.